March 14, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Negotiators from Ukraine and Russia have resumed their talks amid deadly Russian assaults on Ukraine’s cities. The talks come as Russian forces step up offensives across Ukraine. They are closing in on Kyiv from three directions. They also attacked a military facility in the west of the country with missiles.
2.A Ukrainian woman sheltering in a Kyiv subway station has told NHK she will stay in the capital because it is her hometown. Alyona Bychkovska said in an interview on Sunday that she will keep trying to do her best, even though she feels scared. The Japanese language teacher is one of the many Kyiv residents who are taking shelter underground in subway stations.
3.Senior US and Chinese officials are preparing to meet, as worries grow that the Asian superpower will help Russia evade unprecedented, and punishing sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine. The talks come as Russian forces push even further west. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will meet with China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Rome on Monday. This will be the first, senior face-to-face talks since Russia’s invasion began.